Denver woman, Annie Korkki, and her sister found dead at Maia Luxury Resort & Spa in Seychelles

Posted at 7:12 AM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 19:39:52-04

SEYCHELLES -- A Denver woman and her sister died while vacationing at a luxury resort in the Seychelles off Africa's coast.

Annie Korkki, 38, lived in Denver. Her sister, Robin Korkki, 42, lived in Chicago.

Their bodies were found last week at the $1,700+ a night Maia Luxury Resort & Spa.

The Seychelles News Agency reported that the women were found unresponsive in their hotel room on September 22.

There were no signs of violence, police told the news agency.

The Today in Seychelles newspaper wrote on Facebook that on the night before the women were found dead, they were "assisted to their villa by hotel staff, including the butler, because they were believed to be drunk since they were seen consuming alcohol from the hotel bars throughout the day."

The newspaper reported that police confiscated medication from the women's room.

The victim's brother, Chris Korkki, said the family has learned nothing through official channels about his sisters' deaths.

Korkki told the Star Tribune that his mother and brother have traveled to Seychelles to press officials for answers. He says his mother has also been talking with the U.S. Embassy.

Seychelles Police spokesman Jean Toussiant said the investigation was ongoing and police were waiting for autopsy results to determine the women's cause of death, the Seychelles News Agency reported.

Pictures posted on Facebook showed the sisters on the beach, and on safari, during their vacation.

police spokesman Jean Toussaint

"Robin & Annie were loving sisters and best friends," a donation page set up for the family stated. "They were loved by many."

Annie worked at JP Morgan Chase in Denver.

A regional official told Denver7, “Our thoughts are with the family.”


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